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Suspect Arrested for Outstanding Homicide Warrant

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Posted at 1:15 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 05:45:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Update (March 29): 34-year-old Andrew Nehemiah Barraza has been arrested for an outstanding homicide warrant stemming from a deadly shooting on March 11.

On Sunday, March 29, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary alarm on Valley West Road in Taft.

When they arrived on scene, officers found a suspect who was later identified as Barazza.

KCSO deputies took Barazza into custody for the homicide warrant. Bakersfield Police officers responded and took custody of Barazza.

Barazza has been booked into Kern County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111 or Detective Rob Robles at (661) 326-3953.

The Bakersfield Police Department has identified 34-year-old Andrew Nehemiah Barraza as a suspect in a deadly shooting Wednesday.
According to BPD, Barraza is described as 5-foot 9-inches tall, weighing 190 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a black long-sleeved shirt, black pants, and brown boots.

BPD said the suspect vehicle is described as a Black 2019 Hyundai Elantra, 4-door, with a California temporary license plate #AY27U16

According to the BPD, officers were called out early Wednesday morning to the intersection of Brundage Lane and H Street. When they arrived they found a Hispanic male lying in the road suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. The name of the victim has not been released.